Hobsonville Point’s first precinct has been recognised at the country’s premiere property development awards.

Buckley A was accorded ‘Excellence’ in the Natural Habits Urban Land Developments Property Award category at the 2016 Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards. These are the country’s most prestigious and longest running commercial property awards, celebrating excellence in property development based on economic and financial factors, project vision and innovation, design and construction, owner and user satisfaction, and sustainability and efficiency of operation.

Led by lead developer Hobsonville Land Company (HLC) and project development partner AVJennings, Buckley A was transformed from former Air Force base land into a 30.4ha neighbourhood comprising 818 homes which today house some 1,500 people.

HLC CEO, Chris Aiken, is delighted at the recognition.

“The first precinct in the 167ha master-planned development has become a blueprint for the remainder of the site and Auckland as a whole,” he says. “With its commitment to quality, affordability, amenity and sustainability, the precinct demonstrates how to increase suburban density in a way that will be embraced by the market. This recognition is a credit to the whole development and design team.”